History of the Federal Judiciary

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Settle, Benjamin Hale
Born 1947 in Olympia, WA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 9, 2007, to a seat vacated by Franklin D. Burgess. Confirmed by the Senate on June 28, 2007, and received commission on July 2, 2007.

Claremont McKenna College, B.A., 1969
Willamette University College of Law, J.D., 1972

Professional Career:
Private practice, Washington, 1972, 1976-2007
U.S. Army, JAG Corps, 1973-1976

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, November 15, 2006; no Senate vote


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